A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 15, 1967

NEARLY every TIME story, whatever its length, involves intensive research and reporting on all of its possible aspects. Among all our sections, Essay probably ranks as the one that, week after week, places the most demanding load on our researchers and correspondents. The basic reason is that its approach is so broad and deep. To provide writer and editor with food for thought and analysis, it must explore many areas of a subject that may never be mentioned on the printed page. Perhaps the most consistent sources for Essay are academics, particularly sociologists...

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